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Marijuana Arrest: On March 27, 2018 at 9:20 a.m., Ptl. Kevin Boone observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North with tinted windows and an obstruction in the windshield. Ptl. Boone stopped the car and made contact with the driver. During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. A search of the car revealed a small amount of marijuana. Matthew G. Gartside 24 years old from Pompton Plains, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed. Mr. Gartside was charged with having an obstructed view and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending court appearance.
Capt. Christopher DePuyt
Operations & Public Information Office